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MBA in Finance vs MBA in Marketing: Which is better?

by Pritika Ghura

While MBA is the most sought after course for students aspiring for a corporate career, Finance and Marketing are the two most popular specialisations that students go for. While a specialisation in Finance means getting a very high-paying job in banks and financial institutions, roles for marketing students are diverse and challenging. Though some students feel that Finance students have a stable market, many feel that Marketing students climb the corporate ladder faster.

In order to take the debate further and get your feedback, we enumerate five main differences between MBA in Finance and Marketing. These differences will help you understand about your future career prospects in both these specialisations, and help you in making informed decisions-:

Criteria MBA in Finance MBA in Marketing
Focus of Study Market analysis, Economics, Investments, Securities, Costing, GDP, taxation, etc Marketing, sales, branding, finance, advertisement, people management etc
Skills Good with numbers, attention to details, good communication skill, reasoning ability, problem solving skills, make and implement decisions Logical approach, creativity, zeal to sell, willingness to take risks, outgoing personality, communication skills, reasoning skills, problem solving skills, make and implement decisions. You should know how to implement marketing strategies in a proper way
Career Prospects The most important role is to plan strategies to raise capital from different sources for effective funding of projects, to assesses risks and benefits involved in projects vis-Ã -vis market economics, work in banks and financial institutions, accountancy firms. Students with a MBA in Finance degree can work as a finance manager, budget analyst and finance head. It is the responsibility of finance manager to make sure that organisation act on the basis of preset budget. Finance manager also need to interact with the investors on a regular basis because they are the one that provides funds to business entities. To design innovative promotional strategies that cuts across people and defies market conditions to bring in profits all time. Marketing team helps in bringing in sales - money, which runs the organisation. A student with MBA in Marketing can work as a marketing manager/ head, brand manager, market research analyst and new product manager. Candidates with profound knowledge in finance can also look for the job opportunities available as strategic or market planning executives.
Work Profile Compiling financial information, Assessing feasibility of projects, Raising funds for different projects, Cost management, preparing a budget and Analysing legal and financial aspects of new investments Branding, planning, Promotional campaigns, client research, Setting marketing goals, analysing & assessing product feasibility, designing marketing strategies.
Market Demand Market Demand High


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    neha_12
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    neha_12Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:30:18 -0000

    hi! i am a std of b.com(hons) 2 year i am totaly confused which subj we opt finance or marketning?

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    Vick Pandey
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    Vick PandeyWed, 16 Jul 2014 07:00:29 -0000

    Sir, I want to Do MBA in Marketing … correspondence … Please tell me about the future after MBA in Marketing correspondence with Sikkim Manipal University …

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    knamrata1990
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    knamrata1990Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:18:40 -0000

    hello sir..firstly gud evening …. i m namrata …i had completed my BCA in 2013 ..then start pursuing MBa… now i m in 2nd yr …. and in a confusion that which two streams to select from marketing, finance,hr … as i m a student in ptu …..plz reply urgently … today is last date to decide…..thanku

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    reshu_mgreen
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    reshu_mgreenWed, 02 Jul 2014 07:31:32 -0000

    hellooo sir i hav done my degre wid b.sc statistics and i wud like to study MBA human resource management is it easy for me?and im really confused plz suggest me is it good courier r not?plz reply n thnqqq…..

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    eefloo
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    eeflooSun, 29 Jun 2014 06:03:16 -0000

    Hello,
    I'am persuing BE in computer science in final year…..
    Further i want to do MBA……could you pls guide me which stream woulb be better for me…….your comments will be very helpful for me…..

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    Ravdeep singh
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    Ravdeep singhSat, 21 Jun 2014 12:26:17 -0000

    hello sir ..
    m Ravdeep singh doing BSc IT have vompleted y 1st year …
    so I wanna ask tat after mg graduation in BSc IT .. what would b more scope or more benifical ..
    in between
    MSc IT or MBA ..
    nd if MBA or MSC which one nd y … ??

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    m jalal
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    m jalalMon, 16 Jun 2014 06:57:01 -0000

    if u want to just spend your life, do finance.but if u want to become a sucsesful man,go to marketing..

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    yashaswini_26
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    yashaswini_26Wed, 28 May 2014 08:05:51 -0000

    hello..i am btech graduate from CSE dept..
    i have choosen my higher study as MBA..
    i am still confused to take whether finance r marketing
    please help me
    thank you

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    monte7dk
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    monte7dkSat, 24 May 2014 10:05:54 -0000

    Hi i am done my graduation in BA Economics and i want to do my MBA i am very confused has to specialize in Finance or Marketing and what wud give me a good job after completion of the course

    Some one please help me

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    nunnahemanth
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    nunnahemanthThu, 12 Jun 2014 02:15:17 -0000

    You could Choose MBA Finance ! The best Suitable option for your Base as Economics.

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    aarushi1
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    aarushi1Fri, 02 May 2014 09:09:30 -0000

    sir/mam, i did my b.com and simultaneously persuing cs(final)…though i am from commerce background i am not so good in numbers.therefore,i m interested to take marketing as my specialisation…pls throw some light on pros and cons in marketing management..THANKS N REGARDS

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    mdrehan
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    mdrehanMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:11:35 -0000

    Hiii sir…. I have done my graduation in B.A (hons)pol.sci.with45%marks. and i would like to study MBA .it is easy for me? and i am really confused it is a good career or not?please rply…
    thank you

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    samarjyoti
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    samarjyotiWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:08 -0000

    see, if you want to work in the corporates you should definitely try to do mba but from a good institute, prepare good for CAT/XAT and other exams and if you at least can enter top 20 institutes then its a skyrocketing career you will have but if not then life will be better than now no doubt but not as good as you will expect. definitely its a good career choice…you shoud have an inclination too for mba … if you are external driven then analyse first about it then decide…i am an mba aspirant too….before that trying to enter in jobs in finance sector…then will do mba …..like that you can also make some plans….afterall its better if you take some exp before doing mba…. best wishes Mdrehan….

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    aarav sinha
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    aarav sinhaSat, 15 Mar 2014 17:24:55 -0000

    hello sir,
    i done my b.com in finance and after b.com i have 18 month exprence in finance field , i m totally confuse which specialization will take marketing or finance. Some ppl tell to me marketing is best because of marketing job easily will get, if somebody will not placed in college campus in marketing spacalizatiom, marketing job available all over in india but finance job will get but compare to marketing job it will difficult to get finance job because finance job will get in metro city only but marketing job any where in india and some ppl tell to me go to finance spacalisation because ur fast job nd b.com in finance feild.I m totaly confuse about my speacalisatin which one will take. In my college no dual specalisation facility. Tell me which spcalisation better for me on future. reply me asap.

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    ashuzx1
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    ashuzx1Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:01:22 -0000

    marketing is better than finance,,,the marketing person handles,75% a company in own ability,,,,today ca nd cs demand more as compare to mba in finance,,marketing person earn more money rather than other on that company,,even the director of the company salary is below as compared to the mba in marketing persons,,,so marketing is good and itn manage and link with high companies

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    abhigo86
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    abhigo86Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:55:51 -0000

    mba marketing is bullshit no job stability you only have to do sales branding and bullshit activities
    marketing has ruined lives of many students , i have observed in my company.
    i am mba finance there is job stability marketing
    finance is the most happy and stable career marketing is bullshit since it does not have job stability … straight forwardly and honest answer

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    Algreen
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    AlgreenSun, 27 Oct 2013 08:53:21 -0000

    Hello sir,
    i completed m b a second sem now third sem. Please tell me which is the best specialization between marketing and finance.basically i completed b s c mathematics.can i manage finance.

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    mosim khan
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    mosim khanSun, 09 Mar 2014 02:04:57 -0000

    now i have completed my mba second sem so that what is the best specialisation better for me .

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    sanju_ms
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    sanju_msFri, 30 Aug 2013 17:02:29 -0000

    sir i am mba 2nd sem student i got in b.com 50% and mba 1st sem i got 58% can i take finance specialisation or not if not then which specialisation is good for me please tell me

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    PrashantdasWed, 28 Aug 2013 18:15:48 -0000

    I have completed my graduation last 2year with pass class results now I m working in hdfc life insurance company . I am in vry confusion to take marketing or finance as a specialization mba . Sir plz give some guidenes

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    follow your dreamz
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    follow your dreamzThu, 05 Sep 2013 07:05:03 -0000

    hi frndz marketing is a crativity and marketing have a good job opportunity so marketing is a better compare to finance

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    shrutiasWed, 21 Aug 2013 08:49:17 -0000

    Hi, I have completed my BCA 2013, I dont want to do MCA as I am not interested with programming stuffs. I am wanting to pursue MBA, confused with what stream should I go for?? I am good in Mathematics., is it ok if I go with Finance?? or as my background is from BCA, shud I go for MBA in IT/Systems? plz help..urgent!!

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    dee_maniacMon, 19 Aug 2013 08:08:27 -0000

    Hi, I have completed my BCA 2013, I dont want to do MCA as I am not interested with programming stuffs. I am wanting to pursue MBA, confused with what stream should I go for?? I am good in Mathematics., is it ok if I go with Finance?? or as my background is from BCA, shud I go for MBA in IT/Systems? plz help..urgent!!

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    babumbaWed, 07 Aug 2013 05:22:06 -0000

    i am finished bba now pursuing in mba .i confused which specilization take in my better future please help me sir..

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    vgreenmWed, 07 Aug 2013 01:41:28 -0000

    dear sir i will joint m.b.a so can i know what's best study of m.b.a wich study best once i will complete m.b.a get job easy

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    Akki0007Sun, 04 Aug 2013 05:22:50 -0000

    I m pursuing my B.SC in Hospitality and Hotel ADMINISTRATION, CAN I GO FOR MBA IN FINANCE AFTER COMPLETING MY DEGREE.

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    swtstcoool_00Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:17:52 -0000

    hi,
    I have 5 years of experience in IT industry and completed my B.E. inelectronics and Communication but now I want to go for MBA but confused with the MBA in marketing or finace or IT. plz help me with this

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    lavasMon, 01 Jul 2013 12:01:24 -0000

    i m pursuing b.com(hons) from correspondence,my result come in November.
    can i apply for MBA this year.

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    jgreeee
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    jgreeeeWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:27:28 -0000

    how many years it takes in marketing after bfm

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    applecutSat, 15 Jun 2013 20:10:09 -0000

    Hi sir…
    Im studying BBM final year, here i should select Market / finance, fully confusing plz advise me………

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    akhilsuresh
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    akhilsureshSun, 16 Jun 2013 07:56:53 -0000

    You should go for market.

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    funkypudiFri, 14 Jun 2013 19:12:44 -0000

    Hey all
    I've completed bcom graduation and lokn for MBA..Dun want to jump for marketing or finance..no one talk abt IT here..is it one of the good option ? Plz help

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    diwa1412
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    diwa1412Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:44:18 -0000

    if you want 2 specialize in IT u shld ve taken bsc IT in ua ug …since yu ve taken bcom ….MBA in FINANCE is the best option

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    funkypudiFri, 14 Jun 2013 19:03:43 -0000

    hey all
    I've completed b'com graduation an lokn for MBA..confused which one would be the best..dun want to jump in marketing or finance..No one talk abt IT here…is it one of the good option for MBA? Plz help

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    maheshmorepSun, 09 Jun 2013 16:39:47 -0000

    Hello sir. .
    M pursuing ICWAI and M.COM …N
    I wanted to go for MBA
    which cource i choose FINANCE or HR

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    Nag-sWed, 05 Jun 2013 06:14:37 -0000

    When i wil nef help,i wil remind u first

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